One of my favorite artists is the amazing realistic painter Adriane Coorte. He was a Dutch painter from the 17th century. Coorte often painted on paper glued to a wooden panel. He painted small and undemanding still life. In his first still lifes, Coorte chose "vanitas", which expresses the transience of life. He later focused more on the beauty of still lifes and painted, for example, one vegetable, a bowl of fruit and mussels. Coorte's still lifes point to an extremely realistic way of reproducing real objects.